Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Greater Wellington / Wellington / Weta Workshop
Film buffs love Weta Workshop, a museum dedicated to the Oscar-winning special effects company that worked on hits like the "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Adventures of Tintin." A short tour provides a look at just how they do it--workshops offer a chance to learn something about the art of prop making. Use our Wellington travel route planner to visit Weta Workshop on your trip to Wellington, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours To Weta Workshop
Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $153
Duration: 8 hours
Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $75
Duration: 4 hours
Official Weta Cave Workshop Tour Guided Including Transport BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Weta Workshop Reviews
A very interesting tour. The female guide was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. We did the combo tour and although it seemed a little expensive it was well worth every penny. Some... more »
Great trip. Saw some great pieces and followed it up with a visit to the Gallipoli exhibition at the museum more »
We did the workshop tour, well worth it to see how film props and costumes are designed and made, and the huge amount of effort that goes into creating things by hand. Our guide was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Even just the shop and little museum that you can see for free is fun to look around if you're in the area. Make sure you book ahead if you want the tour, especially in school holidays.
Absolutely fantastic especially if you are a Lord of the Rings fan and love the director Peter Jackson's work. It is a fantastic tour and well worth the money as you see so much of the work that went into the making of the films. The Orcs are so life like from a short distance you do think that they are real. I will never forget the experience. So if you are in Wellington New Zealand then head for the Weta Cave tour as you won't be disappointed.
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